I have a two year old privet hedge that is growing tall, but not wide.
The base of the hedge is also fairly bare. I have made several
shearing cuts, but that seems to be making it look top heavy.
The plants were 12"-18" tall when planted. The only cuts have been
shearing off new growth. Should I cut it close to the ground this
spring? I assume this would create a flush of new growth at the base
where I want it.
Any input appreciated.